Apr 182013
 

tribeca film festival drive-in_nyconthecheapThe Tribeca Film Festival Outdoor Drive-In Series is back this year, with FREE films tonight, tomorrow and Saturday. The outdoor screenings are at Brookfield Place Plaza just west of the Winter Garden at the World Financial Center, along with family-friendly games and activities inspired by the films being screened, movie trivia contests, costume contests and more. Pre-show activities begin a6t 6 PM and the movie at dusk, approximately 8:15 PM.  Here’s the three night schedule:

  • Thursday, April 18 – Alfred Hitchcok’s classic thriller The Birds.  This is the 50th anniversary of the iconic movie starring Tippi Hedren as a woman chased and threatened by a swirling mob of flesh-eating birds.
  • Friday, April 19th – Tim Burton’s cult classic Beetlejuice.  The film helped turn its two unknown lead actors, Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder, into stars.
  • Saturday, April 20th – Lil Bub & Friendz, a new film featuring the made-famous-online cat Lil Bub

There are no reservations, so be there early enough to get a seat, and hope the weather cooperates.  Tribeca Film Festival website.

 

Apr 172013
 

2013 Tribeca Film Festival_nyconthecheapThe 2013 Tribeca Film Festival starts today, with hundreds of screenings and other events around NYC.

This is the 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival, April 17-28, at various spots around lower Manhattan.  Ticket packages start at $39, plus a $5 service fee, directly from Tribeca Film Festival.   As we all know, TFF was started by longtime Tribeca resident and flim legend Robert de Niro.

There are nearly two dozen film premieres, one dozen documentary premieres, and the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival winds up with a special showing of Martin Scorcese’s landmark 91983 film The King of Comedy, newly restored and starring comedian Jerry Lewis and a young actor not known for playing comedy. Can you guess?  Robert de Niro.

Find other tickets for NYC theater and events, at discount, at Goldstar.

Apr 012013
 

2013 Tribeca Film Festival_nyconthecheapTicket sales for the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival go on sale at 11 AM today, and if past years are any guideline, the top film and filmmaker panel choices will be sold out before dinner.

This is the 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival, April 17-28, at various spots around lower Manhattan.  Ticket packages start at $39, plus a $5 service fee, directly from Tribeca Film Festival.   As we all know, TFF was started by longtime Tribeca residen and flim legend Robert de Niro.

There are nearly two dozen film premieres, one dozen documentary premieres, and the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival winds up with a special showing of Martin Scorcese’s landmark 91983 film The King of Comedy, newly restored and starring comedian Jerry Lewis and a young actor not known for playing comedy. Can you guess?  Robert de Niro.

Find other tickets for NYC theater and events, at discount, at Goldstar.

Apr 202012
 

Tribeca Film Festival  www.nyconthecheap.comThe Apple Retail Stores closest to the Tribeca Film Festival are showcasing some of the festival filmmakers in FREE workshops and panel discussions.  Here’s who you can hang out with and learn from on Saturday, April 21st, at the Apple Store on West 14th St. and Eighth Ave —

  • 6 p.m. —  Filmmakers Bradley Rust Gray (The Exploding Girl) and actor Riley Keough (The Runaways) discuss their new thriller, Jack and Diane. The film follows two teenagers who meet in New York City and whose love affair is tested when one must leave for school in Europe.
  • 7 p.m. —  Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (The Greatest Movie Ever Sold and Super Size Me), actor Will Arnett (Up All Night), and producer Ben Silverman discuss Mansome, Spurlock’s new documentary on men’s grooming habits.

There are no reserved seats, so get there early to ensure space.  Click here for the rest of the Apple Stores schedule for FREE Tribeca Film Festival panel discussions.

Apr 182012
 

www.nyconthecheap.comIn conjunction with the Tribeca Film Festival, the Apple Stores in Soho and on 14th Street have a series of FREE workshops and events with film makers April 20-28.  Here’s the schedule for Friday, April 20th at the Apple 14th Street store–

  • 7 p.m. —  actor Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) and director Brad Hall (SNL) discuss their short film, Picture Paris, about a suburban mom’s plans for a life-changing trip to Paris soon after her son leaves for college. When her plans go hilariously awry, she finds herself wondering if she’ll ever have what she really desires: love, passion, revenge…and Paris.
  • 8 p.m. — director Lynn Shelton (Humpday) discusses her new film, Your Sister’s Sister. The story is about sibling rivalry, a death in the family, and surprising revelations, and stars Emily Blunt,Mark Duplass and Rosemarie DeWitt.

There are no reservations, so get there at least 15 minutes ahead for a seat.  Apple Store 14th Street is at 401 West 14th St. at Eighth Ave.  And be sure to download the FREE Tribeca Film Festival app to make the most of the festival screenings and workshops.  And while you’re on the iTunes store, download a copy of the NYC on the Cheap iTunes/iPad/iTouch app.  That’s not free, but you’ll save lots more with the cheap eats, free museums and discount shopping locations than the $2.99 it costs.

Apr 172012
 

NYC on the CheapHead for the great outdoors in NYC Thursday, April 19 to Saturday, April 21, for three nights of FREE outdoor movies along the Hudson River in lower Manhattan.  The films being shown are popular, even blockbuster hits  — Jaws, The Goonies and Knuckleball.   The Tribeca Drive-In, at the World Financial Center, is is the New York City version of an old-fashioned drive-in, except it’s a walk-in, subway-in.  Doors open at 6 p.m., the screenings begin approximately at 8:15 p.m., at dusk, and there is no reserved seating.  All screenings include entertainment while you wait for the movies to begin, including live music, trivia contests, and a baseball clinic on Saturday, when Knuckleball is being shown.  Click here for the full Tribeca Drive-in schedule of events.

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